A new website has been launched this month, offering accurate, up to date information to fishermen on the location of subsea cables and renewable energy structures. The website is the latest development in a long-running collaboration between the Kingfisher Information Service of Seafish and Subsea Cables UK. Renewable UK has been welcomed into the latest phase of this project, which has made possible the inclusion of wind farm and renewable energy data. Matt Frow, Manager of Kingfisher said: “We recognise the concerns of the fishing industry around expanding offshore operations. We believe www.kis-orca.eu and the associated charts and plotter data, will provide fishermen with essential information to remain safe whilst undertaking their fishing activities. We will continue to work closely with all offshore industries to develop and improve the information that we provide to the fishing industry.
The actual interactive map can be found at this link. Although mostly aimed at the commercial sector the information will prove handy for charter skippers and small boat owners.